Texas Chainsaw Massacre 3D suprised everyone this weekend by jumping straight into the #1 spot at the box office. And they are now crediting Trey Songz as part of the reason the film performed better than expected. According to E! Online, exit polling at theaters showed that one in three moviegoers cited Trey’s appearance in the movie as one of the main attractions that brought them out during opening weekend. The movie hit gold, raking in an estimated $23 million, making it the second-biggest opening Texas Chainsaw movie. Females, most of which were presumably Trey Songz fans, made up more than half of the opening weekend audience.
[My friends] wanted to know if I’d die in the credits! In the first ten minutes. It ain’t even a question if I died — it’s how quick. “How fast will it happen?” is what they wanted to know.
There is also a scene in the movie where Trey’s character doesn’t hear a girl in the next room screaming because he’s blasting a Trey Songz’ song. While reflecting on that scene, Trey said:
I’m only here for the ladies and the drinks” — I’m going crazy. That’s funny. The beauty of that is this being my first film, a lot of people will relate to this as me being Trey Songz versus me being Ryan throughout the bulk of it. To those people that aren’t really within my world of music, it’ll be a good moment for them to tie that together as well. At the same time, you know, this is Trey Songz in this movie and this is Trey Songz’ song — if my fans go crazy, too, I’ll appreciate that.